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History Of Day

Important Historical Events - December 29

1530: Humayun, son of Mughal emperor Babur, succeeded him.

1778: British forces captured the US state of Georgia.

1911: Mongolia became independent from the rule of the Qing dynasty.

1922: The Netherlands adopted the constitution.

1930: Sir Muhammad Iqbal introduced the two-nation theory and the vision for the creation of Pakistan.

1959: Nobel laureate Richard Feynman delivered the famous speech “There is plenty of room at the bottom” at CALTECH. This is considered to be the beginning of nanotechnology.

1975: The law on equal rights for women and men came into force in Britain.

1977: The world’s largest open-air theatre drive opened in Bombay (now Mumbai).

1985,: Sri Lanka granted citizenship to 43,000 Indians.


Famous Birthdays and Birth Anniversaries– December 29

1800: Charles Goodyear, an American self-taught chemist, and manufacturing engineer.

1808: Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States.

1809: William Ewart Gladstone, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1844: Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, an Indian barrister. He was the co-founder and first president of the Indian National Congress. 

1904: Kuvempu, an Indian novelist, poet, playwright, and critic.

1917: Ramanand Sagar, an Indian film director.

1942: Rajesh Khanna, an Indian actor, film producer, and politician.

1949: Syed Kirmani, an Indian cricketer.

1960: David Boon, an Australian cricket match umpire, former cricket commentator and international cricketer.

1973: Twinkle Khanna, an Indian author, newspaper columnist, interior designer, film producer, and a former film actress.


Death Anniversaries of Famous People – December 29

1938: Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, an Indian Hindi writer and editor.

1967: Pt. Omkarnath Thakur, an Indian music teacher, musicologist and Hindustani classical singer.

1971: Dadasaheb Gaikwad, an Indian politician and social worker from Maharashtra.

1986: Harold Macmillan, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

2012: Anthony William Greig, an England Test cricket captain turned commentator.

2013: Jagadish Mohanty, a renowned Indian-Odia writer.

2014: Hari Naroomal Harilela, a Hong Kong Indian businessman, hotelier, and philanthropist.

2015: General Om Prakash Malhotra, the 13th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.




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